The lawyer for the Coast Guardsman charged with shooting two fellow Coast Guard members said his client “surely knew of” the victims since they were all stationed in Kodiak, together at one point, but he declined to confirm that they had any sort of relationship.
"There's no proof to that at all," attorney Drew Segadelli said about accusations that his client had been fixated on Lisa Trubnikova.
Segadelli is the lawyer for Adrian Loya, who was arrested Thursday as a suspect in the shooting of Lisa and Anna Trubnikova and the ensuing ambush on a police officer, who was also a Coast Guard veteran, in Bourne, Massachusetts, about an hour’s drive south of Boston.
Lisa Trubnikova, a 31-year-old Coast Guard petty officer stationed at Joint Base Cape Cod, was killed “as a result of being struck by multiple gunshots,” according to a release Friday from Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe. Her spouse, Anna Trubnikova, 30, a Coast Guard petty officer based in Woods Hole, was wounded and taken to Rhode Island Hospital.
After allegedly shooting the two women inside their Sea Watch Village condominium, Loya fired on police in an ambush-style attack, using a burning car and explosive devices believed to be hoaxes, to block access down Roundhouse Road and distract officers, according to police. Officer Jared MacDonald was shot in the lower back, below his bulletproof vest, and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.
A rifle case, several empty boxes of ammunition and directions to the Quality Inn in Bourne were among dozens of items police seized last week from Loya’s Virginia home.
Police in Chesapeake also found a “discipline letter,” rifle magazines, four “Thunder B Distraction Devices” — nonlethal explosives similar to flashbangs — and range targets in Loya’s house on Shoal Creek Trail, according to a return on a search warrant filed Monday in Chesapeake Circuit Court.
The 31-item search warrant inventory represents one of the few documents made available so far in the investigation, offering the first indication of the weapons Loya may have used in the alleged shooting of the Trubnikovas and the ensuing ambush on police.
According to the search-warrant return, Loya told police he “left thumb drives, letters and computer emails at his residence indicating he had reported when he was assaulted by the victim in the past.” It was unclear which of the two women he was referring to.
Loya was back in Falmouth District Court Tuesday morning because a court-appointed psychologist did not have the information she needed, including medical records and police interviews, to determine Loya's competency to stand trial, Segadelli said.
"She didn't have a heads-up to be able to contact people from Virginia to Alaska," Segadelli said. "The police interviews aren't done."
Authorities haven’t disclosed a motive for the deadly shootings.